I have to say bird was better. As well as being on the dream team, being the greatest passer ever, and winning the 3 point contest three years in a row, he was also on the best NBA team ever, the near unbeatable '86 Celtics. He wasn't a one man team like Kobe, but making his team better around him.
These players are similar in a lot of things. Both Bird and Kobe can hit 3's with their eyes closed and make unlimited jumpers-- but they do have a significant difference. Kobe is not a team player. Larry Bird, on the other hand, is one of the best team players to ever play in the NBA. Larry was an exceptional passer, unlike Kobe Bryant.
Kobe is much for talented and skilled than Bird, but he gets a F for team play.
Bird is overrated not to sound racist but it is mainly because he is white that he is so good. kobe has 5 championships where bird does not